A New York Premiere @ The Sheen Center!
JUNE 28, 2018
Once again, Kathy is honored to both curate and direct with the second annual Sheen Center New Play Festival, June 21-24th! "The December Man" is a Canadian Governor's General's award winning play that explores the aftermath of the Montreal Massacre of 1989, and the contagion of grief that infects the family whose son Jean, flees the shooting.
The New York Premiere (a staged reading) will feature the talents of Gayton Scott* (Kate), Andy Prosky* (Benoit) and Ty Corbin (Jean), assisted by Josephine Cashman.
This searing drama on courage, heroism and despair explores the long private shadow that public violence casts.
Colleen Murphy is a two-time Governor General’s Literary Award Winner for English Language Drama. In 2016 she won for Pig Girl, and in 2007 she won for The December Man (L’homme de décembre). Twice she has won the Carol Bolt Award for Best Play. Other plays include The Society For The Destitute Presents Titus Bouffonius, The Breathing Hole, I Hope My Heart Burns First, Armstrong’s War, The Goodnight Bird, Beating Heart Cadaver and The Piper. Libretti include the full scale opera Oksana G., composed by Aaron Gervais, and the fifteen-minute My Mouth On Your Heart, composed by August Murphy-King. Colleen is also a filmmaker and her distinct, award-winning films have played in festivals around the world.
*Actors appearing courtesy of AEA